Navy Federal has partnered with Military AutoSource® to offer Active Duty military stationed overseas a more convenient way to shop for vehicles. The Overseas Auto Buying Program is also available to Navy Federal members who are DOD civilians, government contractors and members of the diplomatic community who are stationed outside the United States.
Through the Overseas Auto Buying Program, Navy Federal members can enjoy competitive loan rates and pricing backed by a low price guarantee. The program brings transparency to the overseas auto buying process, making it easier to navigate and eliminating the hassle of haggling over price. Also available is 24/7 member service and exclusive benefits such as military rebates, limited edition models and financial safeguards against Involuntary Separation.
“Our active duty members lead busy lives, especially when they’re deployed overseas. Navy Federal is always looking for new ways to help our members, and offering them a simple vehicle buying program with great rates means they have one less thing to worry about. This is a great opportunity and we’re happy to help our members stationed around the world.”Joe Pendergast, Assistant Vice President of Consumer Lending
If you’re Active Duty military living overseas looking to purchase a vehicle here are some tips to streamline the process:
- Do your research
Are you eligible? Check here: Overseas Auto Buying Program. The military sales program is open to U.S. service personnel on Permanent Change of Station or Temporary Duty orders outside the U.S.
Research the terrain and weather conditions of your new base location. This will help decide what kind of vehicle will be most practical for you. For example, if the terrain is rough and hilly, an SUV may be more realistic than a motorcycle, especially if the roads surrounding the base aren’t paved.
- Create a budget
Budget for the cost of your vehicle, but also consider the cost of insurance, taxes and registration fees. If you’re financing the vehicle, consider how your budget and credit score will weigh in.
Call your insurance company and notify them you’ll be purchasing a new vehicle. Compare quotes of different cars before you purchase. Insurance on vehicles can vary greatly. If your budget is tight, this cost will be an important factor in your decision-making process.
- Make it yours
If you don’t mind waiting a little longer, you can custom order your new vehicle to get the exact make, model, color and special features you want. Otherwise, just choose from a wide selection of in-stock vehicles available for immediate delivery.
Servicemembers can also purchase a vehicle through the program while overseas and have it delivered to their hometown in the U.S., so their new vehicle is ready for them upon their return.
The Overseas Auto Buying Program incorporates top-selling manufacturers, including:
To see the complete list of approved manufacturers, visit https://www.navyfederalautooverseas.com. Delivery of vehicles is currently available in Europe, Korea and Guam.
For full details on the Overseas Auto Buying Program or to request a vehicle quote, visit www.navyfederalautooverseas.com.